Six-time Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton joined the worldwide chorus of voices condemning the death of George Floyd this week, saying he was “overcome with rage” at the brutality. And his employers at Mercedes say they back him 100 percent.
Floyd, an unarmed black man, died May 25 after a white Minneapolis police officer, Derek Chauvin, knelt on his neck for more than eight minutes, all captured on video by bystanders, as Floyd repeatedly told the police “I can’t breathe.” The nation, and even cities overseas, have seen peaceful protests in the days since, as well as some rioting and looting.
“This past week has been so dark,” Hamilton wrote on Instagram. “I have failed to keep hold of my emotions. I have felt so much anger, sadness and disbelief in what my eyes have seen.
“I am completely